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Inside Your Matchday Programme: Stoke City

We go back to 2001/02 in this week's edition of BEES

20 September 2019

Here's a look inside this weekend's edition of the Matchday Programme, taking it's inspiration from an issue against Stoke during Brentford's race to the Play-Offs in 2002.

From The Dugout: Thomas Frank looks ahead to Stoke's visit to Griffin Park, while acknowledging last weekend's defeat to Preston wasn't up to standard.

"The better team won the game and they deserve credit for the game plan they executed, but that does not make our performance acceptable."

From The Field: Hear from Pontus Jansson as The Bees try to make it two from two on home soil.

"There are no easy games in this division, a team’s previous form does not equal three points, it’s up to us to go out there and get it done."

In Profile, Ben Burgess: Dan Long interviews Big Ben about his short but sweet stint at Griffin Park.

"Not only were they great lads, we had great team spirit. I love that ground and it holds a lot of fond memories for me." 

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Cardiac Risk in the Young: Not only do they appear on the front cover, CRY will be collecting money outside the ground before kick-off on Saturday. Read about their work as we remember Robert Rowan and raise awareness for cardiomyopathy.

Hot Off The Press: "Fans have not been happy because they were sold the idea of something far better than five defeats in their first six games, leaving many calling for the manager to go before the season has barely begun." Martin Spinks talks to us about a rocky start to the campaign for The Potters.

Brentford B: "I got on with him straight away because he’s a Welsh boy. I was also the only one who could understand his accent, and he’s the same with me. We had to talk to each other really." Joe Adams goes head to head with Nathan Shepperd.


Also inside: Brentford Women start the season with a narrow defeat to Palace, Rob Jex takes us back in time to March 2002, Nick Bruzon's fan column examines a triple threat of topics, and David Lane is delighted to join Brentford FC in welcoming the family of Harry Curtis to Saturday's match.

That plus 12 pages on our visitors Stoke City; Our Fan Q&A with Ben Rowley, System Malfunction with Dan Long, Four in Focus, The Manager and One to Watch.

Pick up a copy of this week's TW8 Matchday Programme around Griffin Park for £3.50. Unable to make it to the game? All of this season's programmes can be bought online from our supplier, Curtis Sport. Click here.


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